I've been sat in the same spot, full of food and drink, for so long that my eyes are heavy and my bum hurts. I've still no idea how I want to begin this chapter. Or even what it is this chapter should be called. 'Small fish, big pond' was my first thought. That does … Continue reading Hello Stranger
It's Sunday again. The whole house smells of roast beef and I can't stop smiling. Sundays are my favourite thing. This week's been a good'un. I've had a Cadbury creme egg with breakfast almost every day. It doesn't get much better than that. I didn't wake up until eleven on Monday morning. It's been what … Continue reading Brown paper packages tied up with string
I've been spending a joyful amount of time outdoors. I love this time of year, if not for the obvious reasons, just because I rediscover my spirit of adventure.
Surely not? Surely it can't be Sunday again. Not much has changed. I might have a job, but as long as I have to put the word might in that sentence I'm not getting carried away. I'm officially signed up to a teaching agency and they seem optimistic about finding me something. My nose will not stop … Continue reading Peri-Peri: A spice so nice it’s been named twice
This week, I almost gave up on Plan A, get a job in a primary school, all together. I've had my moody-face on. Somehow, I had managed to convince myself that every day spent out of work was a waste of life. I'd been searching for a job in teaching for just a month and a half … Continue reading Time isn’t wasted if you enjoyed wasting it
I'm sat at my desk, the sun has got its hat on, Passenger's album 'All the Little Lights' is whizzing 'round the record player and I'm making my way through a massive mug of tea. I can't contain my excitement: It's GAME OF THRONES DAY. Last week, I worked my first day in a school! … Continue reading Hip Hip Hip Hip Hooray
This week's been exhausting. In fact, if I'd tried to write this post a couple of days ago I'm sure I just would have grumbled about being tired and feeling anxious and about the gloomy weather forecast for the weekend.
I'll start with the job. It's going really well I think. It's hard work, but I'm enjoying it. The last time I wrote, I was still recovering from food poisoning and that was definitely making life harder. Don't get me wrong, the week after was difficult, but nowhere near as much so. This half term … Continue reading “If you focus too far in front of you, you won’t see the shiny thing out of the corner of your eye” – Tim Minchin
Oh my goodness, where to start? I did go to Reading to celebrate being 22. I turned up and my wonderful friends were waiting with cards and presents which made me ridiculously happy. Our night out started with Prosecco and ended with MacDonald's, need I say more? If you've never tried MacDonald's cheesy bites, be … Continue reading Adventure of a Lifetime
It's a funny kind of day today. Not sunny enough for long enough to sit outside, but sunny enough to make you feel guilty for sitting indoors. It's warm when the sun's out, but chilly when it's not. I'm sat indoors, but I'm sat near the window if that counts for anything. *sighs* I've got … Continue reading British Summertime